Pet sitter needed for 8-year-old dog & 2 cats for 3 months in Basel

House Sitter Needed for Username: Alaska13   


Posted or Updated: Feb 19,2023   Reviews (2)   Applications: 6

Kleinbasel, Basel
Basel City Switzerland

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From: Jun 1,23  
To:      Aug 31,23
Days:  92, Long Term Approximate

We live in a 2-bedroom apartment directly on the Rhine river in beautiful Basel, Switzerland. Our balcony looks out on the river and is great for people watching. It's a 20-min walk to a smaller river and forest where dogs can be let off leash. There are also two Rhine beaches where dogs are allowed to swim.

Our apartment is situated in "small Basel" (Kleinbasel) and you can walk into the heart of town in 10 minutes. The bus to the airport (30 min) and to both the Swiss and German train stations (15 min) is just outside our door.

We need a house and pet sitter from approximately 01 Jun - 31 Aug 2023 for our loving 8-year-old Lab x Kelpie (Alaska) and two adorable 2-year-old black cats (brothers Ash and Raven). Alaska requires a lot of exercise and needs to be walked twice a day. Our cats spend most of the day in the endless courtyards behind our apartment but are kept indoors at night.

Basel is an international and lively cultural hub with incredible museums, and the Swiss Alps are easily accessible by train. Summer in Basel is so much fun. Highlights are the globally renowned Art Basel in June and the outdoor cinema on the cathedral square in August. Floating down the Rhine river is a national pastime, with every swim finishing with drinks in so-called Büvette, shipping containers made into bars along the river. Cycling is a common mode of transportation in Basel and we have several bikes to choose from. We do not have a car, but the Swiss trains will get you to the beautiful towns of Bern, Zurich or Lucerne in an hour.

We look forward to hearing from you!

House Sitter Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Wonderful Pets, Wonderful Location, Wonderful Family ”

Sit Dates Mar-1-23 - Jun-9-23 Sitter TravelingWriter, Member Since May-1-14

I really enjoyed my time staying with Alaska, Raven, and Ash. 

The apartment is directly on the Rhine River and about a ten-minute walk from the Old Town. If the weather is warm, you can go swimming in the Rhine right out the door. It makes walks with Alaska extra nice and so many walking by know her. There's a dog park about 20 minutes away and, if the weather is nice and you want to walk further, there's a forest she can run in and a smaller river she can go swim in. She LOVES her bones.

She's very well trained and is such a good girl. The best part...she's trained not to lick so, in the morning, when you come out of the bedroom, she's very excited to see you and, in order to keep her tongue in her mouth, she gives you a big smile, teeth and all. I miss my morning smiles now. 

Raven and Ash are lovely, indoor/outdoor cats. Raven took a bit of time to get comfortable with a sitter and liked to stay out into the night, at first. There is an automatic cat door that opens at a certain time. Both cats chips are programmed to it so it's easier to know when they come and go. And they're automatic cat feed only needs to be refilled every four days. And the diaper genie-type kitty litter disposal is the best.

The apartment isn't large but is quite comfortable. And the owners cook so they have all the supplies. Big thanks to Steph, AJ, and Ayleah (as well as the furry threesome for the opportunity to spend time in Basel. I'd 100% be happy to return.

“ Great sit…100% recommend ”

Sit Dates Jun-1-23 - Aug-23-23 Sitter sujoval, Member Since Nov-15-18

An unforgettable experience!  First, Alaska, the dog, is a well trained, smart, energetic, fun and easy dog to look after. She became our pal. The cats, Ash and Raven, are beautiful and warm. They love to be brushed and have a great set up.

The location couldn't be better. You can walk the town, walk to public transport, and bike to Germany and France. Apartment is on the Rhine and always bustling. We could go on and on.

The owners are gracious, warm and friendly. We didn't have much time with them but would definitely do this sit again.

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